Welcome to the LS Trader spread betting blog. Here you will find lots of spread betting articles as well as our weekly updates showing movements for the financial markets for that week. All blogs are authored by Phil Seaton, creator of the LS Trader System. Phil has more than 15 years experience successfully trading stocks, forex and commodities online. This blog is updated weekly so be sure to check back for all the latest spread betting news & articles.

Weekly Update 2 April 2017 – LS Trader

The Nasdaq 100 printed a new all-time high this week, but the S&P 500 did not. The S&P 500 has not made a new high since the 1st of March. The dollar put in a substantial reversal to keep the long term bull trend intact, and interest rate futures remain at a pivotal juncture. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 26 March 2017 – LS Trader

The stock markets continued with short-term weakness this week and have not made a new high since the 1st of the month. Tuesday’s wide range bar was the largest daily bar of the year to date, indicating that the short-term trend is down, even though the longer-term picture is still bullish. Stocks The stock market […]

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Weekly Update 19 March 2017 – LS Trader

The past week was a busy week in terms of the calendar, due to the two-day Federal Reserve meeting and triple witching on Friday. Considering that, it was a quiet week in terms of price action. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 hit a new all-time high on Thursday before pulling back a bit, but still closing […]

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Weekly Update 12 March 2017

In last week’s update, we noted: “Many markets remain in a neutral trading environment, but there are signs that multiple markets are beginning to awaken and that we could see some breakouts, volatility and price expansion over the coming weeks.” A few markets have started to awaken, and we did get some breakouts during this […]

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Weekly Update 5 March 2017 – LS Trader

Global stocks have seen continued strength this week with multiple indexes making new all-time highs. Many markets remain in a neutral trading environment, but there are signs that multiple markets are beginning to awaken and that we could see some breakouts, volatility and price expansion over the coming weeks. Stocks The S&P 500 made a […]

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Weekly Update 26 Feb 17 – LS Trader

US stocks printed new all-time highs again this week before a slight pullback. Some commodity markets are showing signs of life, but the currency markets continue to consolidate. Interest rate futures are making a counter trend rally, which should terminate over the next few weeks and result in a resumption of the primary trend. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 19 February 2017 – LS Trader

Monday is Presidents’ Day in the U.S. so many markets will be closed, and it will, therefore, be a shortened trading week. The stock markets remain bullish, with U.S. indices printing new all-time highs again. Currencies and interest rate futures remain in consolidations, and commodities remain mixed. Stocks From last week: “prices at all-time highs […]

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Weekly Update 12 February 2017 – LS Trader

US stocks hit new all-time highs yet again this week. The dollar has turned around its six-week period of declines and finished the week higher. Strength continues to return to the metals, and interest rate futures continue to consolidate above their recent lows. Stocks The S&P 500 hit new all-time highs on Thursday and Friday […]

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Weekly Update 5 February 2017 – LS Trader

Stocks were unable to post new all-time highs this week but after weakness early in the week have rallied back to within touching distance of the recent highs. The trend remains up for stocks. The dollar has continued to weaken as seen by a six-week decline in the dollar index. Commodities remain mixed but will […]

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Weekly Update 29 January 2017 – LS Trader

Stocks hit new all-time highs this week, which included the Dow 30 finally hitting the 20,000 level. The trend is up for global stock markets. Most other markets, particularly currencies and interest rate futures continue to consolidate, but a few are in pre-breakout mode. Stocks The S&P 500 narrowly held on to short-term support and […]

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